Advocacy

capitol buildingThe Commission works to examine and define issues pertaining to the rights and needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and make recommendations to the governor and state agencies with respect to desirable changes in programs and laws. We value this responsibility to be a voice for the community in state government and welcome your input and feedback on the issues.

Below are resources to educate and inform the public about the issues and ways to connect to state decision-makers.

Legislative Priority Areas

Commission members have established the following legislative priority areas.

  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Economic Development
  • Immigration
  • Civil Rights

Legislation

The Commission provides legislative updates on legislation and budget proposals that may impact Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the areas of education, health care, human services, economic development, and immigration.

Access the Legislature

The Washington State Legislature is a bicameral body with 49 members in the Senate and 98 members in the House of Representatives. Each district is served by one Senator and two House members. Your legislators welcome your involvement in the process and hope you’ll take the opportunity to participate.

APA Legislative Day

Members of Washington’s Asian Pacific American community from across the state convene at the Capital each year to voice their concerns.